As of this story's publication here in July, 2021 is a bit more than halfway over. We've driven some spectacular vehicles already like the Porsche 911 Turbo, the new Ford Bronco and new hybrid versions of the Jeep Wrangler and the Ford F-150.
But 2021 still has more to offer. Here are ten vehicles we should be able to drive — and tell you about — before the end of the year.
Cadillac's new crop of proper "V" cars have arrived. The CT5-V Blackwing packs a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 with 668 horsepower and 659 lb-ft of torque. Best of all: the standard transmission is a six-speed manual.
Nissan is finally replacing the ancient 370Z with a new Z, which may or may not be called the 400Z. It will have a twin-turbo V6 and a six-speed manual. Reports have it starting at around $40,000 with around 400 horsepower. It debuts August 17th.
Rivian got everyone salivating when they debuted their super-capable electric adventure truck back in 2018. It has some nifty features for overlanding. Deliveries for the R1T pickup and R1S SUV are due to start very soon.
Toyota's massive overhaul of its off-road trucks and SUVs on a new platform begins with the full-size Tundra for 2022. The updated truck will almost undoubtedly shift from a V8 to a twin-turbo V6 and will likely have a hybrid option.
Ford is bringing back the small pickup with the unibody Maverick. The base engine is a 40-mpg hybrid. There's a torque-heavy high-performance engine if you'd rather have that. It cribs some styling from the F-Series. We should get an off-roading version. Oh, and what's that? Starting at $20,000? Yeah, we're in.
The Hummer EV SUT is a pickup truck that will be able to accelerate like a Porsche, outperform a Jeep off-road, more or less drive itself on the highway — all without ever using a drop of gasoline. Edition 1 goes into production later this year.
Kelley Blue Book has revealed the best cars to buy awards for 2021. The results may surprise you.